Catholic Boy

2018 Travers Winner! One of only three N.A. 3yo colts to have captured G1 events on both dirt and turf.

6X Graded Stakes Winner

$2.1 Million in Earnings

G1W on Turf & Dirt

Catholic Boy is by successful international sire More Than Ready, out of the Bernardini mare Song of Bernadette – who sold for $2.3 million at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Catholic Boy boasts a versatile pedigree, evidenced by his Grade 1 wins on BOTH turf and dirt during his sophomore year, joining California Chrome and the legendary Secretariat as the only three-year-old colts to capture Grade 1 events on both surfaces.


Standing at Claiborne Farm

  • YOB: 2015
  • Sex:
  • Year entered Stud: 2020
  • Fee: 25,000
  • Sire: More Than Ready
  • Dam: Song of Bernadette
  • Dam Sire: Bernardini
  • Owner: Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC, Robert LaPenta,Madaket Stables LLC and Siena Farm LLC
  • Trainer: Jonathon Thomas

News for Catholic Boy

The 2019 racing season could not have started any better for the multiple grade 1 winner,who scored by a half-length in the Dixie and proved that talent doesn't take time off.

Catholic Boy looks the part in his final BC work! Less than a week out from Catholic Boy's expected start in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs, Castellano got another burst of confidence from his versatile partner during a strong, five-furlong work in 1:01 flat over the Louisville oval the morning of Oct. 28.

Throughout modern day racing history, there have been top-class grass horses who could run big on dirt, like John Henry, and there have been top-class dirt horses who could run big on grass, like Secretariat. But there is a third kind of horse that is extremely rare. That is the horse who is so gifted on both you can’t tell which is which.

Catholic Boy (More Than Ready) came out of his victory in Saturday’s GI Runhappy Travers S. in good order and trainer Jonathan Thomas was contemplating how best to get his charge to the Nov. 3 GI Breeders’ Cup Classic.

CATHOLIC BOY stole the show in the Travers with a four-length triumph